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Title: THE RISE OF THE ROBOTS
TECHNOLOGY AND THE THREAT OF MASS UNEMPLOYMENT
By: Martin Ford
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 1780748485
ISBN 13: 9781780748481
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Publisher: ONEWORLD PUBLICATIONS
Pub. date: 2 June, 2016
Pages: 352
Description: WINNER OF THE FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015
Synopsis: If a 'robot' could do your job quicker than you and better than you for no pay, would you still be employed? Today it's travel agents, data-analyst and paralegals whose jobs are under threat. Soon it will be doctors, taxi-drivers and, ironically, even computer programmers. Without a radical reassessment of our economic and political structures, we risk the implosion of the capitalist economy itself. In a frightening tour of artificial intelligence's rapid advances, technology expert Martin Ford draws on a wealth of economic data from both the US and the UK to outline the terrifying societal implications of the robots' rise. From health and education to finance and technology, his warning is stark: any job that is on some level routine is likely to be automated and if we are to see a future of prosperity rather than catastrophe we must act now.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Oneworld Publications
Prizes: Winner of Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2015
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